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 Post subject: Re: Fake or not?
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:00 pm 
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You don't see a Rickenbacker everyday. That being so, a person not all that familiar with the brand could be taken in. People that are the least bit knowledgeable with the brand, even by looking at hundreds of real ones on the internet, can spot a fake. I have been collecting guitars for a few years, and have never seen a copy that was even close to the real thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Fake or not?
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:09 pm 
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tvr1979 wrote:
You don't see a Rickenbacker everyday. That being so, a person not all that familiar with the brand could be taken in. People that are the least bit knowledgeable with the brand, even by looking at hundreds of real ones on the internet, can spot a fake. I have been collecting guitars for a few years, and have never seen a copy that was even close to the real thing.


Still, I think this particular guitar raises the point that even knowledgeable consumers should remain vigilant while shopping around for a used Rickenbacker.

Mr. Hall can obviously tear apart every detail of that guitar but it had me a bit fooled and I've seen thousands of Rickenbacker photos and owned one. Unfortunately If I had walked into that sale blind, the only reason I'd have passed it up is because the wood grain looks unattractive and the lack of Ric-o-sound, unless it just wreaked of fakeness in person. Even the RRF reports some ricks of that type circa 1988 may have been manufactured with one input jack only which would have left me scratching my head a bit..


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 Post subject: Re: Fake or not?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:39 pm 
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Gday !

A lot of great advice and you should take it, as good as some fake's are if the seller can not 100% guarantee it, leave it, I reckon its a bloody good fake, could be wrong, I wonder what Mr.Hall thinks ?


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 Post subject: Re: Fake or not?
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Gday !

A lot of great advice and you should take it, as good as some fake's are if the seller can not 100% guarantee it, leave it, I reckon its a bloody good fake, could be wrong, I wonder what Mr.Hall thinks ?

About it being a fake? I think he made that clear on page 3...


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